Work to start on rice hulls-to-fuel plant

August 8, 2008 STUTTGART (AP) - Work is to begin later this month on an $80 million plant that is to convert rice products to ethanol. The plant is to employ about 200 people.

BIRTHS

August 8, 2008 Bethany Renee Baltes

Family & Friends Briefs

August 8, 2008 Church to host quartet The Blackwood Brothers quartet will perform at 7 tonight at First Baptist Church, located at 610 E. Main St. in Batesville.

Area Briefs

August 8, 2008 Lincoln to be in Batesville Washington, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Blanche Lincoln will be in Independence County next week, traveling across the state during Congress' annual August work period.

Filings under way

August 8, 2008 The municipal filing period is now open, and since Wednesday only one person has filed for a municipal position in Independence County. The filing period runs through Aug. 26.

Illegal crop worth millions

August 8, 2008 MELBOURNE - The 40 acres in rural Izard County dotted with more than 8,400 cups filled with marijuana would soon be mature enough to be transplanted into the ground.

From junkie to pastor, man turns life around

August 8, 2008 Fifteen years ago Chuck Miller was using drugs on a full-time basis, looking at prison time and needing to find a way out of the hell he had created for himself. He did.